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[25 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pledge up to $1 Million to Protect and Resort Wildlife Habitats

When guests visit Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom they’ll have a chance to help Disney Conservation and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts protect and restore animal habitats.
Guests can unlock the contributions by participating in conservation missions while exploring Pandora, and will be able to choose which animals will receive the donations.
The program – Connect to Protect – was officially announced Thursday morning during a press event to launch Pandora.
“Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Pandora – the World of Avatar both demonstrate that every animal, endangered or …

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[25 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Earn New Wilderness Explorer Badges in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Pandora – The World of Avatar opens Saturday, May 27, and guests can earn two Pandora-themed Wilderness Explorer badges during their visits to Pandora.
The Wilderness Explorers is a self-guided 30 minute experience at the Animal Kingdom that includes 30 missions. Guests who choose to become Wilderness Explorers earn badges to keep inside their handbook.
The Pandora badges are earned learning about the flora and fauna in the Valley of Mo’ara and comparing the worlds of Pandora and Earth.
The new Pandora-themed badges are meant to encourage guests to “explore the wonders of …

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[24 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Hosts Dedication of Pandora – The World of Avatar

Pandora – The World of Avatar officially opens Saturday, May 27, and earlier today Disney held an official dedication for the new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Disney CEO and Chariman Bob Iger led the dedication ceremony which included appearances from Disney Imagineer Joe Rhode and Avatar‘s director James Cameron.
Fans could watch a live stream of the dedication ceremony – which also included a Na’vi themed drum circle – on the Disney Parks Blog.
If you missed the live-stream of the dedication you can watch it here.
Pandora – The World of Avatar …

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[24 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Pirate-Themed PhotoPass Options Available at Disney Parks

This weekend marks the arrival in theaters of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and guests at the Disney Parks can be part of the swashbuckling fun!
PhotoPass photographers around Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will be taking pirate-themed photos for guests.
Wherever you see a PhotoPass photographer be sure to stop and say “ahoy!” to get your own pirate-themed photos. You might even see a few characters in their buccaneer best!
And don’t forget, your PhotoPass photos can be added to Memory Maker! Make sure to purchase …

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[23 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Production Starts on New Musical ‘Zombies’ on Disney Channel

Production has started on a new Disney Channel music-and-dance movie, Zombies.
The movie is set to air in 2018 on Disney Channel.
Zombies tells the story of a “groundbreaking semester” at Seabrook High School when transfer students from Zombietown integrate into the school and a cheerleader and zombie football player fall in love.
The cast includes: Meg Donnelly (American Housewife) as Addison and Milo Manheim (Ghost Whisperer) as Zed. Other stars include Trevor Tordjman, Kylee Russell as Zed’s zombie best friend, and Carla Jeffery.
The movie is directed by Jeffrey Hornaday, choreographed by Christopher …

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[23 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Shanghai Disneyland Welcomes 10 Million Guests

Shanghai Disneyland has been open for just 11 months but the theme park has already welcomed 10 million guests.
Since the park opened in June 2016, the park has been committed to “deliver a guest experience that’s authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese.”
Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger said of the park, We’re thrilled to see millions of people from across China embrace Shanghai Disney Resort.”
The parks first expansion – a Toy Story themed land – is set to open in June 2018.
The park has already been honored by several industry organizations …

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Watch Live Stream of Dedication for Pandora – The World of Avatar

Pandora – The World of Avatar opens this Saturday, May 27! But Disney is hosting a special dedication of the new land on Wednesday, May 24.
Fans can watch a live stream of the dedication ceremony on the Disney Parks Blog beginning at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The new immersive land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was inspired by Academy Award winning film Avatar and its sequels.
Guests can enjoy two new attractions – Avatar Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey in the land. There is also a new quick service restaurant …

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Rivers of American and Disneyland Railroad to Reopen this Summer at Disneyland

The Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of American attractions are scheduled to reopen this summer at Disneyland.
The area was reimagined and the north bank of the Rivers of America will now feature a new waterfront and elevate trestle for the Disneyland Railroad.
The Rivers of America celebrates the Mississippi, Columbia, Missouri and Rio Grande rivers and now also features a new Columbia Gorge section with waterfalls.
In all, five new waterfalls along Rivers of America will be visible from the Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes.
Guests on the …

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[21 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Mobile Order Coming to Satu’li Canteen, Night of Joy Ticket Information, and More

Happy weekend! Let’s check out the Disney news you might have missed.
Pandora – The World of Avatar opens one week from today (!!!) and Satu’li Canteen will be the first quick service restaurant at Disney World to utilize Mobile Order. This new method of pre-ordering your meals will be rolled out to other restaurants this summer.
Guests visiting Pandora – The World of Avatar have a chance to support conservation efforts on Earth during their visit.
Disney’s Night of Joy 2017 takes place in September and guests will have a chance to …

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[20 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins the Voice Cast for ‘DuckTales’ on Disney XD

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award-winning actor, playwright, and composer is joining the cast of Disney’s XD’s DuckTales series.
Lin-Manuel Miranda will be lending his voice to the character of Gizmoduck, a Duckburg hero whose true identity is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, an intern working for Scrooge McDuck’s mad scientists Gyro Gearloose.
Gizmoduck’s signature line is “Blathering Blatherskite!”
The cast that also includes David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack.
Look …